Lampard explains why he isn’t concerned about Chelsea defensively

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Chelsea played out a 2-2 draw against Valencia in Spain on Wednesday but it was a game we could have easily lost as the Spanish club missed a lot of clear chances against Chelsea.

Fans have been worried about the organisation of the team defensively after the game against Valencia on Wednesday but Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has explained why he isn’t concerned about Chelsea defensively.

Asked if he was concerned about his side defensively, Lampard said: “No, I’m actually not.

“I didn’t like the last 20 minutes against Valencia, but that can happen. If you’re trying to play in a certain way like we are, there will be games when you’ll be tested. I have seen a lot of big teams in the Champions League concede goals this season, not just ourselves.

“We’re conceding more goals than we want, but in terms of what we’re conceding, crosses into our box and teams getting in to our box, it’s not that bad. Our conversion rate isn’t good.

“I’m pretty happy with how the team is playing. There have been a lot of games this season where afterwards I could say I was really happy with how we performed.

“The balance of defence and attack is fluid; it can be different every game. Manchester City we were very good; Valencia we were tested in a different period of the game which makes you learn some small lessons. That’s normal.

“There is always a need for improvement. We always analyse with the players and speak with them, but what’s important is points on the board, and that continued want for improvement. At the moment we’re okay, but we want more.”

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